Enabling poor rural people
to overcome poverty

The MPAT brochure explains what MPAT is; how MPAT works; when to use MPAT and why; how to use MPAT and what resources are available for implementing MPAT

The MPAT User’s Guide provides the Household and Village Surveys as well as step-by-step instructions for using MPAT, with a focus on creating a sampling frame, training enumerators and supervisors, implementation, and data quality control and entry. The Guide also discusses how MPAT can support project planning, design, and monitoring and evaluation efforts, with additional advice on customizing MPAT. All of the information and data needed to calculate the MPAT indicators are provided in the Guide’s annexes.

The MPAT Excel spreadsheet is designed so that users can simply enter the survey data and the spreadsheet will automatically calculate the MPAT subcomponent and component scores/ results. All of the data on survey question valuations and indicator weightings are provided here (as well as in the User’s Guide). The Excel spreadsheet provides the MPAT results for each individual household, as well as summaries for each village, and for the entire project (all villages combined).


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Related resources

  • The MPAT Book (2009) outlines the methodological foundation for MPAT, giving the reader a clear understanding of why, how and for what purpose MPAT was created. It also provides a description of MPAT’s initial design development, and piloting and testing in rural China and India.
    Web version | Print version

  • Independent assessment of MPAT by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre:


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